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Jambusters The Remarkable Story Which Has Inspired the ITV Drama Home Fires by Julie Summers
  

Jambusters The Remarkable Story Which Has Inspired the ITV Drama Home Fires

Biography / Autobiography   History   

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This is the book that inspired the major ITV drama series HOME FIRES. Through archive material and interviews with many WI members, Julie Summers takes us behind the scenes, revealing their nitty-gritty approach to the daily problems presented by the conflict. Jambusters is the fascinating story of how the Women's Institute pulled rural Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.

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Jambusters The Remarkable Story Which Has Inspired the ITV Drama Home Fires by Julie Summers

The compelling true story that inspired the forthcoming major ITV drama series HOME FIRES. The Second World War was the WI's finest hour. The whole of its previous history - two decades of educating, entertaining and supporting women and campaigning on women's issues - culminated in the enormous collective responsibility felt by the members to 'do their bit' for Britain. With all the vigour, energy and enthusiasm at their disposal, a third of a million country women set out to make their lives and the lives of those around them more bearable in what they described as 'a period of insanity'.

About the Author

Julie Summers is a writer, researcher and historian. Her books include Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine, and a biography of her grandfather, the man who built the 'real' bridge over the River Kwai, The Colonel of Tamarkan. She lives in Oxford.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th March 2015

Author

Julie Summers

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Author's Website

juliesummers.co.uk/
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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History

Social & cultural history

20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9781471139505

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